Atmospheric Structure Deduced from Forward-Scatter Wave Propagation Experiments


  • Dag T. Gjessing


This review is concerned with the relative potentials of various experimental radio techniques from the point of view of determining the atmospheric fine-scale structure. After having derived a unified set of simple approximate expressions for the ‘measured quantity’ in terms of parameters describing the refractive-index time-space structure, some of the more important sources of error are discussed. Finally, on the basis of numerous experimental results, the form of the refractive-index spectrum is deduced by using the previously derived theoretical expressions.